Crisis

Creating a safety plan for suicidal thoughts and self-harm

2023-01-24T18:49:25+00:00

At Distress Centre, we create safety plans with our service users every day. A safety plan can be an effective tool to help mitigate self-harm and suicidal behaviours. The purpose of a safety plan is to help you cope with and distract you from suicidal thoughts and thoughts of self-harm, so you can get through [...]

Creating a safety plan for suicidal thoughts and self-harm2023-01-24T18:49:25+00:00

Celebrating one year of 24 hour crisis text and chat support

2022-10-18T16:47:44+00:00

Celebrating one year of 24 hour crisis text and chat support One year ago, on October 3rd, 2021, we announced the launch of 24 hour crisis text and chat support. We know that crisis can occur at any time of day and that it’s important to offer multiple ways to contact us, to remove [...]

Celebrating one year of 24 hour crisis text and chat support2022-10-18T16:47:44+00:00

Distress Centre and suicide prevention – World Suicide Prevention Day

2022-10-18T16:40:02+00:00

Distress Centre and suicide prevention - World Suicide Prevention Day September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. As a crisis intervention agency, Distress Centre works every day to prevent suicides and decrease the stigma that surrounds the topic of suicide and mental health. If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, [...]

Distress Centre and suicide prevention – World Suicide Prevention Day2022-10-18T16:40:02+00:00

Vitality through vulnerability: guest post from a volunteer

2022-10-18T16:18:35+00:00

Vitality through vulnerability: guest post from a volunteer Guest Author: Lisa Wilder My name is Lisa, and I started my journey with Distress Centre Calgary in mid-September as an online services volunteer. I have what I call a “wondering mind.” Although this can take me off on all sorts of tangents, it should [...]

Vitality through vulnerability: guest post from a volunteer2022-10-18T16:18:35+00:00

Volunteer Spotlight: Ahsan

2022-10-10T20:54:32+00:00

Volunteer Spotlight: Ahsan Content Warning: mention of suicide Ahsan has been volunteering with Distress Centre and our ConnecTeen youth program since 2015 but he still remembers the call that changed the way he handles crisis calls. Ahsan answered a call from someone who told him they were having thoughts of suicide, [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Ahsan2022-10-10T20:54:32+00:00

Siblings organize motorcycle ride in memory of their sister, Patricia

2022-08-19T17:27:06+00:00

Siblings organize motorcycle ride in memory of their sister, Patricia Forever 41 Memorial Ride takes place on August 7th, 2022 Patricia Dawn was always a helper. She was born in Kamloops, BC and lived all over the Lower Mainland. She held two degrees, one in psychology and the other in nursing [...]

Siblings organize motorcycle ride in memory of their sister, Patricia2022-08-19T17:27:06+00:00

Opportunities available in our Condensed Crisis Line Responder Program

2022-08-19T18:32:19+00:00

Opportunities available in our Condensed Crisis Line Responder Program UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY: We've decided to open up a few spots in the Condensed Crisis Line Responder Program. The Condensed Crisis Line Responder Program is a unique edition of our regular Crisis Line Volunteer commitment. This position is ideal for those who want [...]

Opportunities available in our Condensed Crisis Line Responder Program2022-08-19T18:32:19+00:00

Announcing our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan!

2022-10-10T21:24:11+00:00

Announcing our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan! On Wednesday, May 11th, we were pleased to unveil our new 2022-2025 Strategic Plan at our Annual General Meeting. The plan has been developed on the underlying themes of strengthening, adapting and transforming our people, programs and the broader system in which we operate for a [...]

Announcing our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan!2022-10-10T21:24:11+00:00

Staff Spotlight: Adrian

2022-10-10T21:27:55+00:00

Staff Spotlight: Adrian Meet Adrian: Canada Suicide Prevention Service Training and Recruitment Coordinator at Distress Centre. Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) is a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services. Distress Centre Calgary is part of that network and volunteers and staff answer calls and texts from people across Canada [...]

Staff Spotlight: Adrian2022-10-10T21:27:55+00:00

Volunteer Spotlight: Anika

2022-11-18T17:08:44+00:00

Volunteer Spotlight: Anika For anyone thinking of volunteering with Distress Centre, Anika has this advice: “Go for it!” And: “It’s not as scary as you think.” When a call, chat or text is received by Distress Centre or ConnecTeen, DC’s youth crisis support service, it’s true that the volunteer doesn’t know what the subject [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Anika2022-11-18T17:08:44+00:00
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